Submit an Entry

The ULI Global Awards for Excellence program accepts applications via an online system that requires applicants to create a user name and password. Before applying, please review these application instructions, which include information about registering on the online system. Please note that even though the application requires the same information as in previous years, the process is now conducted electronically.

Creating an OrgSync Account

Participation in the ULI Global Awards for Excellence requires the creation of an account on the OrgSync network. The ULI Global Awards for Excellence OrgSync community houses the application forms, and will also house the supplementary material and Q&A archives during the submission period. This portal is the primary source of information for applicants during the awards cycle.

Step by Step

  1. Go to the OrgSync web page. If prompted to select a community, choose “Urban Land Institute” from the pull-down menu.
  2. Click “Not a Member? Register Now.” Do not log in using an existing Facebook account or an existing OrgSync account.
  3. Fill out the form with your user name and select a password for the account.
  4. You will then be taken to the ULI Global Awards for Excellence portal. In the future, use OrgSync to log in. You will need to select the Awards for Excellence icon in the left-hand column to enter the portal.
  5. In order to preserve your team’s anonymity, click on the gears in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and choose “Manage Account.”
  6. Click on “Privacy Settings.”
  7. Check all three boxes.

Submit an Entry

Completing the Application

The general application form is to be submitted online and can be found in the “Forms” section of the Global Awards for Excellence portal. The application form can be saved as a work in progress before the submission is completed. To understand the scope of requirements, you may consult a blank version of the application form, and find detailed application support instructions here.

Applications will be accepted ONLY via the OrgSync system. Any applications sent via other means will be discarded. Please contact with any comments or questions you may have to support your submission.


An entry fee must accompany each project submitted. Fees for the 2013 ULI Global Awards for Excellence are as follows:

  • US$500 Private Sector;
  • US$200 Public Sector/Nonprofit.

Please note that these fees apply to the type of company or organization submitting the application, not the type of project completed. The application will take you to a secure link to complete the transaction


Don’t forget to include the authorization form. Download and complete the authorization form to include with the digital submission. The authorization form guarantees the legitimacy of the submission and enables the submission to be approved for evaluation.


2014 Awards

The Finalists for the 2014 Global Awards for Excellence will be announced in June.

After conducting the jury site visits, and completing additional evaluation of each project, the winners will be announced during the ULI Fall Meeting in New York, October 21-24. At this time the submission period for the 2015 cycle will open.

For additional information, please e-mail